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J.J. Abrams Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode VII

Rumors that J.J. Abrams will be helming Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII were downplayed when it first made the rounds, with Abrams himself claiming that he’s too much of a Star Wars fanboy to ever do a good job, but now Disney and Lucasfilm have jointly confirmed the rumors with an official statement. “After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and ...

Disney Buys Lucasfilm, New Star Wars Film Planned
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Disney Completes Lucasfilm Purchase

Two months after the original announcement of their plans to buy LucasFilm, The Walt Disney Co. has finally completed the $4.06 billion acquisition of the iconic studio. The terms of the merger agreement has Disney issuing 37,076,679 shares while making a cash payment of $2,208,199,950. The announcement was made by Disney at the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange last week on ...

Disney in Talks to Buy Hasbro
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Disney in Talks to Buy Hasbro

It’s only been a few days since news of Disney’s acquisition of LucasFilm broke out, there are now rumors floating around that Disney and Hasbro are in talks about a possible acquisition. While it’s still unconfirmed rumor, Disney’s previous buyouts – which includes Marvel Comics and Pixar – certainly lends a little bit of weight to the rumors, as it shows ...

LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul Lightsaber
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ToonBarn Interview: Michael Price for LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

Last week, on ToonBarn, I told you about LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, a new 30-minute TV Special on Cartoon Network, airing this Wednesday, September 26, at 8 PM ET, and we showed you a preview, courtesy of StarWars.com. This week, you have a special treat. I was given an opportunity, and approval from Lucasfilm, to interview Michael Price, the Writer and Executive Producer for ...

Kickass Star Wars Short Film
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Kickass Star Wars Short Film

As further proof that Star Wars fans know better what to do with the franchise than its creator, Youtube user Otaking77077 has recently uploaded a short fan film depicting the epic space battle between the imperials and the rebels. The animation style used seems reminiscent of old 80s animated space operas and Peter Chung’s works. ...

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